This Christmas the incredibly generous Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity are supporting the Bone Cancer Research Trust's Shine A Star Appeal by matching all donations made up to £25,000. Because of their generosity, every donation will go twice as far for patients and their families!

The Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity (CSRC) was established on 16 May 1986 by Clive Richards, a serial entrepreneur and his wife Sylvia. The funds of CSRC are donated fully by Clive and Sylvia Richards and no external fundraising is undertaken. The focus of the charity is to support education, healthcare, heritage, arts and overseas education.

Since 2019, the Bone Cancer Research Trust have been delighted to have had the support of CSRC on a number of pioneering new research projects - all working towards new treatments and improved outcomes for primary bone cancer patients. Dr Zoe Davison, Head of Research, Information & Support at the Bone Cancer Research Trust said:

It has been a pleasure to develop such a strong relationship with Mr and Mrs Richards over the past two years. Without doubt, their support has allowed us to fund groundbreaking research that more than likely would have gone unfunded by other cancer charities. We are incredibly proud of the relationship we have built with CSRC and it is so pleasing that we are now starting to see the results of some of the research we have funded with their support.

Following the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on personal donations to the Bone Cancer Research Trust, Mr & Mrs Richards really wanted to give a boost for bone cancer patients this Christmas and agreed to match all donations received to our Shine A Star Christmas Appeal up to £25,000. Mat Cottle-Shaw, Head of Fundraising & Communications at the Bone Cancer Research Trust said:

The generosity of Mr & Mrs Richards and everyone at CSRC this Christmas is awe-inspiring. After such a turbulent and difficult year, it is so reassuring to know we have the support of our community and incredible individuals like Mr & Mrs Richards. This extra boost in funding could mean £50,000 is raised for bone cancer patients - an amount which will make such a huge impact, not only to our life-saving research but to supporting patients and their families now as they face the impact of the pandemic.

The Bone Cancer Research Trust's Shine A Star Appeal is a wonderful way to celebrate or remember loved ones at Christmas, whether they have had a journey with bone cancer or not. Every star is for someone special, adorned with powerful messages of love or wonderful memories as they fill our virtual night sky with pride.

To shine a star and / or make a donation which will be doubled this Christmas, please click below now.

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